Monday, March 9, 2015

What's On Your Front Door~wreath inspiration

Good Monday morning my friends.  How is everyone after losing an hour of sleep this weekend?  My #2 lost 2 hours, bless her heart.  One hour on the plane ride home on Friday, and then another Saturday night.  Needless to say, she is sleeping in today and I don't blame her one bit.

I was recently contacted by the delightful people over at Patience Brewster, and asked if I would be willing to share some of the wreaths that I have created.

Patience Brewster is a creative artist.  She is most known for her whimsical ornaments.  You cannot help but smile when you see them.  Several local shops here sell them at Christmas, and they truly are beautiful.   

Patience shares about her life growing up, how she got into the business, her family, and heartbreakingly the loss of her son Holland here.  Holland lost his life to Hodgkins lymphoma in 2005.  

As you know, that is a disease near and dear to my heart.  Many of you have continued to pray for my dear friend Jennifer's (Beaufortbelle) daughter, Brooke.  Brooke recently had an overnight stay in the hospital where they discovered several blood clots in her lungs.  Brooke is now home, but still struggling.  The coughing at times is uncontrollable, making it difficult to keep her meds and food down. So, please continue to pray for her.  And also Jennifer, for strength as she cares for Brooke.

This first one is not a wreath, but sometimes a nice door bucket or basket filled with flowers adds just the perfect touch to a front door.

Fall Door Bucket

She Sells Seashells, easy to create with a grapevine wreath and shells collected at the beach.  Hot glue the shells on, add a bit of jute rope and finish with a burlap bow.

Fall Wreath-again my stand by grapevine wreath with fall colored silk flowers attached and a fluffy burlap bow.

This wreath I created for spring one year with a touch of greenery I had on hand.  

This wreath has been on display many Christmas seasons.  While the bow may change from year to year the rest remains the same.  The skates were my daughters first pair.  And, I love the pom poms we added a couple years ago as it reminds me of the ones I had on my skates as a young child.

Even just adding a festive bow to a simple boxwood wreath can make a statement.

And, while these adorned our office doors they could easily be hung on the front door as well.  I love the use of letters and monograms.

And, what southern gal doesn't love a beautiful Magnolia wreath.  I purchase ours fresh from Whole Foods during the holiday season and adorn with a bow. These dry beautifully.  My friend Ron at The Uptown Acorn suggested spray painting the dried wreath gold.  I cannot wait to try it next holiday season!

Lastly, a summer wreath I created last year using another grapevine wreath, some moss and oyster shells.  This is one of my favorites, especially against our new door color.

I hope I have inspired you to create a new wreath for your front door.  There is no right or wrong way to do it.  Just be creative!

***while this post does contain links, I was in no way compensated.  All opinions and photographs are that of SimplyLKJ.


NanaDiana said...

Those are ALL so cute, Lauren. I have to make a new one for Spring...Two of them actually. xo Diana

Karena said...

Lauren it is that time to be switching out the door decor! I love a gorgeous springtime wreath!

Love and prayers to Brooke!

The Arts by Karena

Mike @TheIronYou said...

I have to forward this post to my mom, she loooooves wreaths!

Rustown Mom said...

All of those are very creative! Love the shells. I used an old grapevine wreath and added some hydrangea stems from my stash along with a burlap bow. I am still loving the burlap! Nothing fancy, but when spring is officially here I will do something more.

Laura said...

You are so talented, sweet Lady!!

Gypsy Heart said...

They're all so pretty!! Wish you were closer...I need to make one. :) I do think it will bring a sense of spring in the midst of all this yucky weather.

Prayers continue for Brooke and her Mom. I can only imagine how Jennifer must feel.


Allison said...

I continue to keep Brooke in my prayers. Glad she is home and can be a little more comfortable in her own surroundings. All beautiful wreaths Lauren! I especially love the Christmas one with the ice skates and red pom poms! The pom poms add a touch of whimsy. I love Patience Brewster! Her ornaments are so fun and just bring a smile to my face! I have a Christmas table we bought in New York one year. The legs of the table are stockings and fun gold shoes!

Ron said...

I love the oyster one too. I have two shamrocks on the front doors.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

These are GORGEOUS, Lauren. I love every one of them. Will keep Brooke in my prayers..

Brandi said...

I love all of your pretty wreaths. Such a nice way to say, welcome to my home.

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

They're all lovely, but I prefer the oyster one because here in Savannah we are all about the oysters! I continue to pray for Brooke and her family, so thanks for the update. Life is so hard sometimes!

Jamie said...

They are all so pretty!

bj said...

They are everyone beautiful.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful wreaths...I truly need to get started on my Spring wreaths soon!